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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
morsi and like the anti-government protest we can put on a large demonstration, too. a large turnout. a few thousand women. the gathering overwhelmingly men, and it's energized, chanting slogans. again, some of the opposition leaders and in support of the president. really this turnout puts into focus the conflict here between the opposition factions, the liberals, the moderates, the secularists and the president's supporters, the islamists, the supporters of the muslim brotherhood. the people here at the brotherhood demonstration support the president's move. they like the draft of the new constitution. they like that in about 15 days everyone is going to go out and have an opportunity to vote on the constitution, and they say this is how democracy should work. however, in tahrir square, you have the opposition faction. their position is they have been sidelined, squeezed out in the process of the draft of the constituti constitution, and they believe the islamists, the muslim brotherhood, president morsi, they have been sidelined by them and this was a power grab by the islamists,
CNN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
around cairo university just across the nile river. the opposition is urging anti-government protesters to fill iconic tahrir square in cairo. ian lee joins us by phone. it was quieter at tahrir square earlier this morning. tell me the scene there now. >> reporter: it's still pretty quiet compared to what we saw yesterday. a few thousand people in tahrir square compared to last night where we saw tens if not 100,000 people. today the big story is cairo university and the muslim brotherhood protests. this is the first time we've seen the muslim brotherhood flex some street muscle and send their supporters out into the street. from the estimates we're hearing hundreds of thousands of people are at cairo university in support of president mohamed morsi. and this comes as the constitutional draft was approved by president mohamed morsi and we will see a vote for it in the next 15 days. and one thing that should be stated here is that the islamists should never be underestimated. they've been underestimated since the revolution in every referendum and they've always come out on to
CNN
Dec 1, 2012 4:30am PST
two million man marches today. this follows a week of fierce anti-government protests and we could see much more. demonstrators were also gathering in cairo's tahrir square. they are furious at what they say is a power grab by the president. mr. morsi has said that he just wants to ensure stability until a new constitution is in place. >>> syria may have no working internet right now, but the fighting is raging on. the country's civil war is focusing right now on damascus international airport on the outskirts of the capital. they have surrounded it on one side and trying to keep the war jets grounded and stop its flow of weapons. syrian state-run tv insists the airport is functioning normally, though. >>> ford is issuing a voluntary recall of its 2013 escape and fusion models today. there are reports of engines overheating and then vehicle fires when the engine is running. there have been no injuries reported, but if you own one of these models, ford wants you to contact the dealer immediately. repair procedures, they don't know about those yet. >>> today 17-year-old jordan davis
CNN
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
leverage in their talks with israel, but netanyahu says his government will reinforce the start of settlements in any area israel decides. >>> to afghanistan now where an attack on a joint u.s. afghan base has left five people dead and at least 18 others wounded. no reports yet of any casualties on the u.s. side, which happened near the jalal bad air force in eastern afghanistan. the journalist ben farmer. ben, good morning. the taliban is claiming responsibility for this attack. can you tell us how this happened? >> well, it was an attack that happened around 6:00 this morning. there seems to be a very coordinated, quite complex attack. it began with two suicide car bombs at the jalalabad airfields. these attackers were armed with -- some of them were -- now, as they tried to get in, there was a two-hour firefight. the defenders of the base fought for two hours to keep them out. during that time helicopters on the airfield scrambled, took part m battle. they fired down on the militants. it was all over at about 8:00, 8:30. nato said that none of the militants managed to get inside
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